South Charleston fire levels house, damages others

May 9, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the cause of a massive fire that destroyed a house and damaged several others in West Virginia.

WCHS-TV reports that the fire started around 3 a.m. Thursday in South Charleston and led to evacuations as the fire spread from house to house. No injuries have been reported.

Officials say the fire started in an abandoned garage apartment. The cause has not been released but inspectors were trying to figure out if there were working utilities inside the garage when the fire started.

Images from the scene show a house engulfed in flames with fire coming out of the windows and the roof.